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Hesston Speedway

Satterlee flies to $5,100 tour victory at Hesston

August 13, 2012, 5:47 am
From track reports
Winner Gregg Satterlee (22) moves by early leader Billy Decker (91) at Hesston, Pa. (wrtspeedwerx.com)
Winner Gregg Satterlee (22) moves by early leader Billy Decker (91) at Hesston, Pa. (wrtspeedwerx.com)

HESSTON, Pa. (Aug. 12) — Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., earned $5,100 Sunday at Hesston Speedway with his second victory of the season on the Three State Flyers circuit. Satterlee notched his 10th victory of the season overall.

Nick Dickson of Lewistown, Pa., rallied from the eighth row for a runner-up finish ahead of early leader and big-block modified ace Billy Decker of Unadilla, N.Y. Jeremy Miller of Gettysburg, Pa., and Jamie Lathroum of Mechanicsville, Md., rounded out the top five. | Video | Slideshow

Devin Freise of Chambersburg, Pa., led from outset the front row in the 55-lapper, but the polesitter Decker took command on the fourth lap in his Hesston debut. Decker opened a lead while Friese and Satterlee battled for second, with Satterlee gaining the spot on the 10th lap.

Jason Covert, who started ninth, broke into the top five on lap 17, just before a lap-18 caution for a two-car incident in turn two.

On the restart, Satterlee challenged Decker while Covert gave chase. Satterlee worked past Decker to take over on lap 29 while Covert, Brian Tavenner and Lathroum held top-five spots.

After another yellow on lap 30, Satterlee stayed in command while the 16th-starting Dickson worked his way into contention in the low groove.

Covert began to fade, then stopped with a flat tire on lap 37, and Dickson continued his charge on the restart. Dickson took third from Lathroum on lap 38, then moved up to battle with Decker for many laps. Dickson reached the runner-up spot on lap 52, but it was too late to catch Satterlee as he wrapped up his first victory at Hesston.

Notes: Satterlee’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Roush-Yates Engine with sponsorship from Satterlee Petroleum Distributors, East American Motorsport, Integra Shocks and JNJ Motorsports Media. ... Satterlee’s previous Three State Flyers victory came June 23 at Natural Bridge (Va.) Speedway; his previous victory in any event was July 13 at Winchester (Va.) Speedway. ... The event was sponsored by Frankland Racing Supply, G&R Excavating & Demolition, Bedford County Tree & Lawn Solutions and Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home. ... Runner-up Nick Dickson was the G&R Excavating & Demolition Hard Charger after advancing 14 positions. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature lineup: Shawn Claar, Waylon Wagner, Kyle Merkel, Doug Burkholder, Andrew Gordon and Matt Parks. ... Rick Singleton won the Limited Late Model feature. ... The event drew 113 race cars overall. ... The Three State Flyers returns to action Aug. 24 at Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, Va., for a $3,500-to-win event.

Three State Flyers @ Hesston: (1) Gregg Satterlee, (2) Nick Dickson, (3) Billy Decker, (4) Jeremy Miller, (5) Jamie Lathroum, (6) Jerry Bard, (7) Brian Tavenner, (8) Dutch Davies, (9) Steve Campbell, (10) Devin Friese, (11) Jason Covert, (12) Jack Pencil, (13) D.J. Myers, (14) Derek Byler, (15) Jeff Miller, (16) Scott LeBarron, (17) Dylan Yoder, (18) Greg Fetters, (19) Andy Haus, (20) Shawn Claar, (21) Jim Yoder, (22) Kyle Hardy, (23) Jeff Rine, (24) Bob Dunn. Heat race winners (among 34 cars): Covert, Satterlee, Miller, Lathroum. Consolation winners: Fetters, Rine.

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